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662 - 17 December 2014: News
Local Transport Today
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Free flow: Highways England isn’t being given a target to reduce journey delays – the Government says there are too many factors outside its control
Andrew Forster
Ministers announced last week that Highways England will be the name of the new Government company that takes over the running of the strategic road... continue
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Highways England is to invest in two local authority road schemes that will deliver benefits for local roads and the strategic road... continue
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A628: climbing lanes could be added to the road in the Peak District National Park
The Government has identified £3.5bn of schemes from the six road feasibility studies that were set up to examine long-standing problems on the... continue
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Dowie: Bill making good progress
Key figures in the Government’s road reforms discussed progress at last week’s LTT-sponsored ‘Representing the road user’... continue
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Highways England will not be set a target to reduce delays but will be required to report on average delay, measured by time lost per vehicle per... continue
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Rik Thomas
The ‘news’ contained in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement that £15bn is to spent on upgrading the nation’s road network... continue
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England’s biggest cities will be linked by a continuous network of smart motorways within ten years, with permanent hard shoulder running and... continue
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A big programme of improvements to the A12 between the M25 and Ipswich is proposed for the next ten years.  In the first five-year RIS?period,... continue
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The front page of Metro on 8 December
Comments by UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage on road congestion made the front page of the Metro newspaper on 8 December. “Nigel... continue
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A major upgrade to the A5036 Princess Way, the dual carriageway connecting the port of Liverpool with the  M57/M58, is promised in the first... continue
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The Times on 28 November
The impact of good transport infrastructure on property prices was analysed in The Times’ Bricks & Mortar supplement on 28 November. After... continue
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Five ring-fenced funds worth £900m up to and including 2020/21 are being set up.  Environment – £300m This fund could be used... continue
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Significant traffic growth on England’s strategic road network (SRN) is forecast under all of the scenarios presented in the Road Investment... continue
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M25: a ‘lasting solution’ to capacity problem is needed, says the DfT Image: ©Ben Gamble
Six new studies will address big challenges on sections of the strategic road network, with the findings expected to inform the second Road... continue
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A tunnel could be built in the Cotswolds Area on the Outstanding Natural Beauty near Gloucester to eliminate a bottleneck on the A417. The Swindon to... continue
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The future management of the Severn crossings will be reviewed by the DfT, Highways England and the Welsh Government. The current concessionaire is... continue